The recently released movie “A Fierce Green Fire,” presented at the Country Store by SustainFloyd on Nov. 9, recounts the history of the environmental movement. Appropriately, the director’s wide-ranging lens focused momentarily on the impact of globalization on the Third World environment.
It told the story of marginalized rubber tappers in their struggle against land barons on plantations in Brazil. It particularly highlighted the grassroots rebellion to protect the trees and way of life, led by Chico Mendes, who was ultimately murdered by loggers in 1988.
First, teacher then physical therapist, is an embedded naturalist and arm-chair biology-watcher in Floyd County. Blogger, author, and photographer, Fred is involved in sustaining the creative economy and relocalizing agriculture in southwest Virginia.